Snow Watch Winter 2016/17

One of the common questions we get at this time of year is what will the snow be like on a certain date. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing,

Early December Skiing & Snowboarding

From the emails we are answering at the moment, it seems that a good number of people who have holidays in early December, are heading to Japan, and would like

Kandatsu Kogen 2016-2017 Season Information

From the Kandatsu Kogen homepage: 2016-2017 Season Operation Overview. Permanently set-up Banked Slalom Course The Powder Course has been enlarged again The Almost All Night Night Ski season has been

Ishiuchi Maruyama Season Opening Schedule 2016/17

From the Ishiuchi Maruyama News page: Thank you very much for frequenting Ishiuchi Maruyama.Please find the planned winter operation schedule for the 2017 Season below. ≪Planned Opening≫Wednesday December 21st 2016※December

Food, Glorious Food

Recent surveys have indicated that food is one of the main highlights of trips to Japan for visitors from overseas. Every area of Japan is immensely proud of their cuisine

First Ski or Snowboard Lesson? Some Tips

Heading to the Japanese snow for your first attempt at snowsports, and feeling a little apprehensive? Wondering what you have let yourself in for? Fear not. You’re going to love

Apres-ski/Partying in Yuzawa

Some people think that there is no apres-ski/party scene in Japanese ski resorts. Japanese skiers and boarders love a drink as much as their international counterparts after (or even before, or

Cheap Accommodation Packages in Yuzawa

There are loads of different accommodation options in Yuzawa. If you are looking for good value, and a cheap hotel for your winter trip then the local tourist office might

The Easiest Day Trip to the Snow

It is Mountain Day here in Japan today, a new national holiday that allows people “to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains.” Lots of people are in

7 Reasons Why Yuzawa Is A Great Choice For Your First Japanese Snow Trip

It is already July and the cicadas are buzzing outside our window here in Yuzawa. Winter is less than 6 months away and we are sure lots of you are